Ages: Three years old (and potty-trained) – Kindergarten.

 

Purpose:

The purpose of our children’s ministry is to help children discover a relationship with Jesus Christ, live a life of discipleship, to equip and support the family as the foundation for spiritual growth.  Children will Belong, Believe, and Become through weekly worship services, small groups, service projects, and family fellowship events.

 

Learning Environment:

Children who are between the ages of three and six learn through play. We understand that it is hard for little kids to sit still. They learn while they are moving. Each time the littles meet, they will hear a Bible story and engage in age-appropriate activities that are related to the story. They routinely act out the story and recreate the story through sand, water, and block play. The hero of every story the kids hear is God. Our kids learn that God’s love fills their hearts and overflows to others. Our kids learn what missional living is at a young age while they serve others.

 

Safety and Training: 

The safety of our children is top priority for us. Each one of our volunteers is required to complete safety training and have completed a background screening. The leaders also receive training throughout the year to help them best meet the needs of our children and to help them teach the children how to be more like Jesus.
 
Check-in: Discovery Kids has a computerized check-in system to make sure that your child(ren) remains safe during dismissal. During your first visit to WCN, you will be asked to register your child. You and your child(ren) will be given a ticket with corresponding numbers. Hang on to the ticket until the end of the service. Present your ticket to our children’s ministry leaders, and your child will be brought to you. Your child will only be released to the individual who has the ticket. We see many children on a Sunday morning. This process ensures that the right child goes home with the right parent.

 

 Weekly Schedule:

Sunday:

Sunday School 10am:  Children grow in their faith through small group discussions and activities.

Worship 8:45am and 11 am:  Kids discover who God is through worship. Children 3 years-6th begin worship together. The littles transition to their own space where learning is hands-on and age appropriate.

Diving Deeper 6pm:  Children dive deeper into the message they heard Sunday morning through games and hands-on activities.

Wednesday:

Immerse Groups 6:30pm:  Children 3 years-6th grade worship together then split into discovery groups. Kids will experience the Bible point through hands-on activities and games. They will connect what they learn to their lives.

 

Location:

Discovery littles worship in the Discovery Zone (the red brick building beside the main church building) in the last room on the right side of the building.

 

Discovery Littles Staff and Leaders: 

Pastor: Mary Forester

Littles Sunday Worship Leaders: Tracy Cavness and Misty Branch

Littles Worship Assistants: Charles Davidson and Tiffany Qualls

 

The littles have many who also serve on a rotational basis throughout the year. They routinely give of themselves to our children. We could not serve our families in the ways that we do without them.
 
 
We are excited to be able to love and serve your family!
 
In Christ’s love,
Pastor Mary Forester
pastormary@wcntn.com